GREENBURGH SCHOOL DISTRICT GETS WIND TOWER—SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
Aris Wind, a Mount Vernon company that already has installed wind and solar towers in Tarrytown and Dobbs Ferry, installed a wind tower at Woodlands High School. The wind tower will give Greenburgh students a close-up look at the tower, learn about wind power, green technology and it’s capabilities. Photo attached.
It is the first tower installed in the town of Greenburgh. The remote power unit collects both wind and solar power through a small windmill installed at the top and a 400-watt solar panel. The tower has no wires and is not wired underground. I look forward to hearing from students and benefitting from their observations about the value of wind power. Zero carbon emissions are emitted, contributing to a healthier and more sustainable planet for future generations. The Greenburgh school district is setting a positive example for innovative sustainability initiatives, in my opinion.
A side benefit: in the event of a blackout, teachers and students will have a place to congregate safely and charge their cell phones. Further, every RPU has its own IP address, which offers easy access to its interface for facility departments. This interface allows users to set the times the light goes on and off, and displays all the wind and solar energy being produced, light load, and battery voltage. All this data is readily available for use in school STEM programs.
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I work with a HOA down in Brick, NJ housing a couple thousand families. Last month they had catastrophic flooding with homes destroyed (over 40 people were homeless until recently). I spoke to the Association’s administrator and they are in need of appliances for their residents. Used (and working) is fine! I thought I would reach out…I am confident “paying it forward” to other communities will always come back to us!!
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